H.R. 5970 (110th): Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008


May 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 6, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 6, 2008
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/6/2008--Introduced.Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008 - Amends the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to authorize assistance to promote democracy and civil society in Belarus.Includes Internet broadcasting within the scope ... Read more >

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May 6, 2008

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5970”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 5948 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 12, 2007

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